The Million Pound Bank Note

The Million Pound Bank Note

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The story takes place in Victorian London, where two very rich, eccentric brothers give the penniless story protagonist, Henry Adams, one million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note. Henry would not be easily able to exchange that note in the bank without being questioned about how he had come to it, charged with theft and arrested. He would also not be able to spend it since no ordinary person would be able to change it.

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SardoWeems (7 books)
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:35:32 +0200

An excellent entertainment by Twain. A down-and-out American, reduced to begging in London, is approached by two brothers (who have bet on the outcome) and given an envelope with a single million pound banknote in it, and told to meet them in a month.
The story is quite funny, and is special because of the bewilderment and native honesty of the main character.

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1893

Word count: 8,491 words (≈ 34 minutes)


Copyright: Public Domain

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